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Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill

West Palm Beach, FL

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Critic's Reviews

"Billie Holiday's disappearing act"
 -  Sun Sentinel

"Drama overshadows songs in 'Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill' "
 -  Palm Beach Daily News

"Holiday's blues brought to life in Dramaworks show"
 -  Palm Beach Post

"Dramaworks' "Lady Day" Is A Tour De Force Play With Music"
 -  Florida Theatre On Stage

 -  Palm Beach Illustrated


Just four months before her death, the great Billie Holiday takes the stage at a watering hole in Philadelphia, where she relates the story of her hard-knock life and triumphantly shares more than a dozen songs.


Cast & Creative

Guest Appearance by
Playwright Lanie Robertson
Directed by J. Barry Lewis
Stage Manager Suzanne Clement Jones
Scenic Design Jeff Cowie
Lighting Design Kirk Bookman
Costume Design Leslye Menshouse
Sound Design Richard Szczublewski
Music Direction by Brian Whitted
Bass Phil McArthur
Wig Design Omayra Diaz Rodriguez